Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers - tables are exclusively in the magazine! This week's mag includes the new Canals league. There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...
* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 37, Lakes 8/9. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 64-12-0, F1s, pellet at 12m, peg 18 Lake 8; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 53-3-0; Simon Beswick (North West Baits) 45-14-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 36-12-0; Andy Bury (Matrix) 35-1-0.
* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 75, Canal, Bridge and Meadow pools. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 364-10-0, 54 carp to 9 lb, pellet shallow at 13m, Meadow peg 10, new venue record; Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 140-4-0; Darren Heath (Maver Pickerings) 139-4-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands) 131-0-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 130-4-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 105-6-0.
* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 52, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 147-15-0, F1s and carp, white maggot, 11m, peg 117; Keith Leatherbarrow (Partridge) 102-15-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 90-15-0; Kevin Bennett (Partridge) 88-15-0; Paul Barmforth (Maver NW) 88-0-0; Anthony Outlaw (Partridge) 84-15-0. Sun, 80, Covey. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 116-13-0, F1s, caster shallow, 8m, peg 58; Des Greenhough (Partridge) 92-15-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 91-11-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 90-15-0; Andy Middleton (Grafton) 87-15-0; Shaun Cook (Garbolino Elton) 83-5-0.
* Stapeley Crewe SL, Trent and Mersey Canal, Billinge Green, Cheshire. Sun, 70. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 20-6-8, 3 perch to 2 lb 8 oz plus roach to 1 lb, poled caster, peg D1; Simon Nickless (Saints) 17-2-0; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare) 12-3-8; Dave Edgeley (Wigan MG Green) 11-7-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport) 10-10-13; Kevin Clarke (Wigan MG Green) 10-7-8. Teams: Saints 56; Wigan MG Green 50; Browning Lifestyle Green 47; Ted Carter Southport 41; Drennan NW 40; Browning Lifestyle Blue 40. Final League: Wigan MG Green 288; Ted Carter Southport 280; Drennan NW 278; Browning Lifestyle Green 269; Browning Lifestyle Red 243; Shakespeare Superteam 239.
* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Sat, 35, Navigation length. Dave Edgeley (Wigan MG) 6-12-8, skimmers and roach, maggot, bread and hemp, 11 and 14m, pegged in woods; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 5-10-12; Kevin North (Mosella) 4-13-4; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 4-9-12; Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 4-8-0; Les Williams (Hindley MG) 4-2-0. Sun, 40, Laybys stretch. Paul Smith (Maver NW) 6-14-0, skimmers, maggot and pinkie, 6 and 10m; Tex Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 4-5-8; John King (Lancashire MG) 3-9-8; Lawrence Bolton (Wigan) 3-9-8; Roger Whitaker (Maver NW) 3-5-0.
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